SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luke Voit was one strike away from his third straight strikeout when he acquired a slider from Wil Crowe and drove it into into the seats in left-center to drag the San Diego Padres right into a 3-3 tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The three-run homer was an enormous second for the designated hitter, who has principally struggled in his first season with the Padres. Two innings later, Wil Myers drove in Manny Machado with a shattered-bat single and the Padres received 4-3.
The Padres’ slumbering offense lastly got here to life within the sixth and Voit punctuated it together with his homer on a 2-2 pitch. It was his first since May 11 and third general.
“I’ve been grinding and needed to step up,” Voit said. “We’ve been struggling with runners in scoring position. It felt good, especially after my first two at-bats. I was just getting too big and I just need to slow the game down sometimes. This game’s already hard enough.
“Sometimes you’ve just got to take every positive out of this game. I finally got a big situation to come up and just slow the game down and look for a pitch that I knew I was going to get and I finally got it, so it was good.”
Voit stated he knew that Crowe possible would observe up a sinker with a slider.
“I was kind of staying with that approach the whole time and it worked out,” Voit said. “I just did my homework on him.”
The Padres hadn’t hit a house run since Machado’s solo shot in a 2-1 win at San Francisco final Saturday.
Jurickson Profar singled off Carlos Quintana main off the sixth and Eric Hosmer reached on an error by first baseman Josh VanMeter. Hosmer was initially referred to as out, however the Padres challenged and the decision was overturned as a result of though the throw beat Hosmer to the bat, VanMeter didn’t get his foot on the bottom. It was first dominated a single, however later modified to an error.
“We didn’t do a whole lot there for five innings,” supervisor Bob Melvin stated. “It kind of felt like the last couple of games we were a little dormant offensively. But it just goes to show you, you stay with it, you get a couple guys on base, and one swing of the bat by a guy like Luke can really turn the game around.”
Machado, who got here in with an NL-best .357 common, began the successful rally with a leadoff stroll towards Duane Underwood Jr. (0-1) and took third on Eric Hosmer’s single to right-center. Myers introduced in Machado with a single to heart as his bat shattered.
Nabil Crismatt (3-0) pitched an ideal eighth for the win and Taylor Rogers pitched an ideal ninth for his seventeenth save.
The Pirates took a 3-0 lead towards Manaea on Bryan Reynolds’ homer with one out within the first, his sixth, and Diego Castillo’s two-run double with one out within the within the fourth. Manaea walked Ben Gamel and VanMeter forward of Castillo’s double.
Manaea allowed three runs and 4 hits in seven innings, struck out 5 and walked three.
Second base umpire CB Bucknor jogged off the sector throughout the high of the seventh and returned earlier than the underside of the inning carrying his protecting gear and took over for plate umpire Jeff Nelson, who left the sport. Melvin stated Nelson had a foul again.
Pirates: 1B Michael Chavis left within the sixth with discomfort in his left forearm. … 1B Yoshi Tsutsugo was positioned on the 10-day injured record, retroactive to Wednesday with a strained lumbar muscle. … INF/OF Tucupita Marcano was recalled from Double-A Altoona.
Pirates RHP JT Brubaker (0-4, 4.64) and Padres RHP Joe Musgrove (5-0, 1.90) are scheduled to begin within the center sport of the collection. Musgrove pitched for the Pirates for 3 seasons earlier than being traded to his hometown earlier than to the 2021 season. The Padres have received all eight of Musgrove’s begins.
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